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Trees from ‘Tree of Trees’ gifted to North Northamptonshire

Queen's Green Canopy

24 November 2022

Tree planting

Two trees that were included in the Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ have been gifted to Chichele College in Higham Ferrers and the Green Patch in Kettering.

The trees, two of 350 that formed a sculpture outside Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, were gifted as a ‘thank you’ for all the valuable and tireless work that volunteers and individuals undertake for the benefit of their communities. 

Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Morcea Walker, presented one of the trees to volunteers at the Green Patch on 10 November, before she was joined by, the Queen’s Green Canopy Chairman for Northamptonshire, Paul Parsons to present the second to Chichele College on 12 November.

The tree gifted to Chichele College will join existing fruit trees and further add to the history of the site, whilst the Green Patch’s tree has been replanted on the 2.5-acre site by the River Ise.

This is such wonderful news. I am sure many of us will have seen the ‘Tree of Trees’ outside Buckingham Palace during the Jubilee celebrations and what an honour that two of the trees have now been re-planted in North Northants. 

The Queen’s Green Canopy scheme continues until the end of March 2023, so there is still plenty of time for you to plant your own memorial to Her Majesty the Queen and I would encourage community groups and individuals to do so. As well as being a legacy, the benefits of planting trees are enormous and will make a difference for generations to come.
Cllr Harriet Pentland, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Climate and Green Environment
From October 2021 - March 2022, NNC planted over 4,000 trees alongside the many trees that were planted by individuals and community groups across North Northamptonshire. The planting season has now restarted, so now is the perfect time to get involved, if you haven’t done so already.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
I am delighted that Chichele College and the Green Patch have been selected to receive a Tree from the ‘Tree of Trees’, which form part of the legacy of the celebration of Her Late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.The Lord-Lieutenant, James Saunders Watson

The Queen’s Green Canopy scheme is currently running until the end of March 2023 and residents are being encouraged to plant a tree as a lasting legacy to Her Majesty the Queen. Any trees that are planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy can be added to the official map which documents all the trees that have been planted since the start of planting season in October 2021.